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Undergraduate Minor in Information Studies and Technology

The Information Studies and Technology Minor will teach you about the impact of information and information technology on society, individuals and organizations. You will acquire information and technology literacy skills enabling you to know how and where to find information, how to use it strategically, and how to design information containers and access systems in a variety of settings. You will also learn how policies governing access and control of information resources are set and how policy affects organizations, individuals and society.

The Minor in IS&T complements majors in all fields, including liberal arts and sciences, engineering, applied life sciences, commerce, business administration, the humanities, education and human ecology. 

Requirements for the IS&T Minor

The Minor requires 18 hours of coursework, which must include:

    • CCI 150: Communication in an Information Age
    • INSC 102: Technologies for Information Retrieval
    • INSC 310 Information Seeking: Resources and Strategies
    • Nine (9) Hours of Additional Information Sciences (INSC) Courses
      • Any 3 INSC courses can be counted towards the 18 credit hour requirement of the IS&T Minor.
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Declaring for the Minor in IS&T

Students should declare their intent to complete the IS&T Minor as early as possible by contacting the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Vandana Singh, vandana@utk.edu, and completing a student IS&T Minor Planning Form. You must declare your intent to complete the Minor when you submit the application for a degree, if you wish the Minor to be listed on your transcript.

IS&T Minor Planning Form

Admission to IS&T Courses

All students are welcome to take courses offered as part of the IS&T Minor. Students who have officially committed to the Minor will be given priority during registration.


Online Options

Online and on-campus classes are offered only in fall 2018, while spring and summer 2019 currently only offer online, asynchronous classes.

Synchronous online classes consist of students and instructors attending classes in real-time, with each student needing to be online to participate. Asynchronous classes consist of students working on their own time to complete their work during timeframes designated by the instructor. 


Spring 2019 Courses:

(r) = required course.
All non-required INSC courses count as electives.

Summer 2019 Courses:

(r) = required course.
All non-required INSC courses count as electives.